Well, it’s been an intense time of late with Fat Acceptance, hasn’t it? I don’t know about you, but it’s been getting to me, dealing with all of the negativity, all of the hatred, fear, shame, bigotry and abuse. And while it’s really important to speak up against all of this bullshit, sometimes one needs to just take a break to preserve ones sanity.
So for the month of November, I’m challenging myself to only post on positive topics about life as a fat woman. Just for awhile, I want to focus on all of the fabulous things out there that are happening, that people are doing.
I think it’s vitally important that we celebrate the positive, acknowledge our achievements and have some fun. I think as a bit of a mental health exercise for both myself as a writer, and any of you readers who feel the need for a bit of positive space, it will do good to have a month where we only focus on the positive.
Now I’ll need your help please. Can you please share with me any fabulous fatty news that you find? Either in the comments here on the blog, or on the Facebook page (linky thing is there on the right) or email. If you have a project that you’d like to share, or you know of something awesome happening out there in the fatosphere, please let me know. I’ll do my best to dig up some great stuff for you, but we always hear so much negativity over the positive stuff.
Also if you’d like to be featured as a fabulous fatty this month, please drop me a line. (Email)
So to kick us off, I want to share with you the AWESOME gift I got from my friend Kylie for my birthday. Check this out:
It’s a fat cell! Isn’t it the cutest thing you ever saw? They have a whole range of them at www.giantmicrobes.com, but of course I just love this wee fuzzy fat cell.
Hahaha that is a birthday gift of awesomeness right there! I think your November project sounds like a fabulous idea. I shall enjoy tuning in for the positivity 🙂
Here’s one: I just started a job as a 911 dispatcher. I was reading through the textbook for the class and discovered that the chapter on dispatcher wellness is HAES focused. This is the first time I’ve ever encountered HAES coming from a random direction and I thought it was great. One quote in the chapter: “People do not have to be slim to be healthy; and they do not have to be slim to be happy.”
That’s so cool Shieldmaiden. Can you tell me the name of the textbook and the course? Want to tell me more about your experiences? My email is linked in the post.
I love this challenge! There has indeed been lots of negativity so I rally for the positive action! 😀
I love those fat cells and it has been on my wishlist for over a year now 🙂
Sheildmaiden that sounds like an AWESOME textbook quote!!! *happy dances*
(coos and waggles finger at adorable fat cell)
It’s not fat-related, but I do have some good news in my world: I have a new crafts blog at: craftymanolo.com. It’s opening today.
@Shellmaiden: that is glorious!
Cool! Good luck with it. I am not a crafty person at all. Well, not in the hand made sense!
Great idea! As I said on FB I just love that little fat cell that is just too adorable 🙂 I love the quote Shellmaiden listed. I embrace HAES 🙂 If I find anything, Kath, I’ll be sure to send it your way. I look forward to seeing what you find 🙂
Yes! I love this idea! Let’s hope it spreads! Also, I’d like for us to do our podcast soon. Perhaps next week or two? That should add to both of our blogs’ positivity!
Yes, and I owe you an email. I will do something about that soon notblueatall!
I love both the blog resolution and the little fuzzy adipocyte. *want*
AND, it’s a very positive thing that you have people in your life who know you well enough, and are comfortable with fat-poz enough, to give you such a gift and give it in the proper spirit! Lucky you!
love this can’t wait to read some positive stuff for a change! and that fat cell is adorable!
This brilliant chef Claire Lara has just become the first woman ever to win the UK professional MasterChef title.
I unfortuntely haven’t followed this series, but I caught part of the programme yesterday and was so excited to see a big woman produce dishes that are so graceful and brilliantly balanced.
Maybe I shouldn’t be, but I was. I just felt, in your face people who say fatties “stuff” but never have taste.
Anyway, it turns out her mother favoured oven chips, and she has had to be very inner directed to get where she’s got, I admire that and her talent.
You know what Wriggles? That’s the best article I’ve seen in a long time. Not only as the first woman to win the title, but not a single mention of her weight. Not even a hint about it. The statement about the food she was brought up on was about the limited culinary background she has, not at all a judgement on her personally.
Great find! Saving that one for a possible post.